The Provost of Argyll and Bute has spoken of his pride in the “community spirit” shown in the past year across the authority in his Christmas message.
Provost Len Scoullar said: “Christmas is almost here – a season that is many things to many people. A busy but magical time. A time when the community spirit in which Argyll and Bute abounds can thrive, grow and flourish as people gather together to celebrate.
“I am also very conscious, though, that for many people the holiday season can be a difficult time. My thoughts are with them also, along with my sincere wishes that they find some comfort and hope amid the festivities.
“Inevitably this is a time to look back and reflect on the past year. As I do so, I look back with pride in the people and communities of Argyll and Bute. I think of events such as the Queen’s Baton Relay in the summer – a display of community spirit and working together that Argyll and Bute is famous for. That spirit is alive and well all year round and I am sure that the years to come will prove no different.
“My wish for everyone in Argyll and Bute, as this year draws to a close and a fresh start is promised in 2015, is for a happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.”